Tanya: Chapter 17 – Part 1 – video

ובזה יובן מה שכתוב With this explanation — that even a fear and love of G‑d which remain concealed in one’s mind and heart suffice to infuse one’s fulfillment of the commandments with vitality, thereby perfecting and elevating them, we will understand the verse:1 כי קרוב אליך הדבר מאד, בפיך ובלבבך לעשותו “For this thing […]

Tanya: Chapter 17 – Part 2 – video

אם לא מי שהוא רשע באמת This is true of everyone except he who is truly wicked — that is, not the Beinoni who is considered “like a rasha,” but one who is truly a rasha; in his case it cannot be said that his mind is master over his heart. כמאמר רז״ל, שהרשעים הם […]